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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Feb. 2, 2017 — A researcher reports a surprise that came after three months into her study on nicotine abstinence, when lab rats suddenly became fearless and sought out well-lighted areas that prey animals normally ... read more

Delaying Marijuana Smoking to Age 17 Cuts Risks to Teens' Brains, New Study Suggests

Jan. 25, 2017 — Adolescents who smoke marijuana as early as 14 do worse by 20 points on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers. But if they hold off until age 17, they're ... read more

Age Limits on E-Cigarettes Cause Uptick in Cigarette Smoking Among Pregnant Teens

Jan. 25, 2017 — While laws placing age limits on the purchasing of e-cigarettes are intended to reduce the use of tobacco products, a recent study shows an unintended consequence: a rise in traditional cigarette ... read more

Offering a 'Stop Smoking' Taster Session and Personalized Disease Risk Doubles Likelihood Smokers Will Seek Help to Quit

Jan. 24, 2017 — Smokers underestimate their personal risk of illness, and a key aim of a new study was to try and persuade them that these risks are personally ... read more

Nicotine Normalizes Brain Activity Deficits That Are Key to Schizophrenia

Jan. 23, 2017 — A steady stream of nicotine normalizes genetically-induced impairments in brain activity associated with schizophrenia, according to new research. The finding sheds light on what causes the disease ... read more

E-Cigarettes Are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Jan. 23, 2017 — E-cigarettes are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, according to a new American ... read more

Stop Smoking Services May Boost Mental Health of People With Depression

Jan. 20, 2017 — Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new ... read more

Smoking Related Imagery Absent from Only One James Bond Movie to Date

Jan. 16, 2017 — Smoking related imagery is conspicuous by its absence from only one Bond movie since 007 first graced cinema screens in 1962, finds a new ... read more

E-Cigarette Flavours Pose Unknown Harm Risk

Jan. 5, 2017 — Electronic cigarette users are more at risk of lung damage if they use flavourings such as menthol and butterscotch, according to a new ... read more

Fewer See E-Cigarettes as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

Jan. 4, 2017 — The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, a new study ... read more

Research Discredits Theory That E-Cigarettes Make Tobacco Use Socially Acceptable

Dec. 20, 2016 — A study has cast doubt on the link suggested by some between the increased visibility of e-cigarette use and the renormalization of smoking. They may, authors suggest, may instead further discourage ... read more

Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Rising, According to Surgeon General Report

Dec. 15, 2016 — The United States Surgeon General recently issued a report that adolescents’ use of electronic cigarettes has more than tripled since 2011. As recently as 2010, e-cigarettes were rare, but in 2015, ... read more

Cigar Warnings: Do Teens Believe Them?

Dec. 14, 2016 — Significant differences exist in the believability of specific cigar warnings, suggesting that more work is needed to establish the best warnings to dissuade youth from smoking ... read more

Smoking Down, Number of Lives Saved Up as More Countries Embrace Tobacco Control Measures

Dec. 12, 2016 — Between 2008 and 2014, more than 53 million people in 88 countries stopped smoking due to tobacco control measures, which means that more than 22 million smoking-related deaths have been averted, say ... read more

Study Shows Effectiveness of Testimonial Warning Labels on Tobacco Products

Dec. 12, 2016 — Cigarette warning labels featuring photos of real smokers who were harmed by their habit are more effective in getting smokers to quit than the text-only labels currently in use, research ... read more

Long-Term, Low-Intensity Smoking Associated With Increased Risks of Death

Dec. 5, 2016 — Low-intensity smokers who puff on 10 or less cigarettes per day over their lifetime still have higher risks of death than individuals who never smoke, providing further evidence that there is no safe ... read more

Stop Smoking! Quitting at Any Age Reduces the Risk of Death After 70

Nov. 30, 2016 — Lifetime smoking history is a key determinant of mortality for people 70 and over, and quitting, even after 60, benefits individuals into their 70s, reports a team of ... read more

Patients Should Stop Using E-Cigarettes Before Plastic Surgery, Experts Conclude

Nov. 29, 2016 — Cigarette smokers are at increased risk of complications after plastic surgery. Could e-cigarette users face a similar risk? Evidence and recommendations related to e-cigarette use by plastic surgery ... read more

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Results Improved When Teens Stopped Smoking, Researcher Finds

Nov. 21, 2016 — Addiction treatment results improved when teens in a residential program stopped smoking, new research ... read more

Flavors Influence Appeal and Use of Most Tobacco Products, Especially for Youth

Nov. 21, 2016 — The impact of non-menthol tobacco flavors on consumers’ perceptions and tobacco use behaviors have been demonstrated in the results of a systematic review of 40 studies completed in the United ... read more

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